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Writing Seminar

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Writing Seminar

  1. 1. Writing Seminar -- Researchhints, tips and things youneed to know Traci Welch Moritz Public Services Librarian Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial Library
  2. 2. IntroductionWelcomeProfessor Moritz, t-moritz@onu.eduFeel free to visit or email reference@onu.eduLibrarians on duty 8-4:30, 6-9 Mon – Thurs, 8-4:30 Friday and 10-3:30 on Sundays
  3. 3. What we’ll do today over the nexttwo daysLearn about Research GuidesCreate a RefWorks accountLearn how to construct a research strategyIdentify and locate print resourcesLearn how to navigate databases“Last resort” optionEvaluate web resources
  4. 4. How to remember everything
  5. 5. Libraries at ONU Heterick Memorial Library•Taggert LawLibrary•Library for Law Undergraduateschool, library,accessible to all accessible to all
  6. 6. ONU card = Library ID Remember to always use all 11 digits!
  7. 7. What we’ll do todayHow to do researchHow to use library resources to do researchWhat resources to use when doing research
  8. 8. How to do Research Seven Steps of the Research Process Amended with permission by the Librarians at the Olin and Uris Libraries of Cornell UniversitySTEP 1: IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPICSTEP 2: FIND BACKGROUND INFORMATIONSTEP 3: FIND INTERNET RESOURCES (ifappropriate for the assignment)STEP 4: USE DATABASES TO FIND PERIODICAL ARTICLESSTEP 5: EVALUATE WHAT YOU FINDSTEP 6: PULLING IT ALL TOGETHERSTEP 7: CITE WHAT YOU FIND
  9. 9. Start at the beginning IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOPIC •State your topic as a question •Identify main concepts or keywords •Test the topic -- Look for keywords and synonyms and related terms for the information sought Subject headings in catalogs Built-in thesauri in many databases Reference sources Textbooks, lecture notes, readingsSTEP Internet Librarians, Instructors 1
  10. 10. Background Research -- BooksClick on the POLAR tab or Seach POLAR link
  11. 11. Background Research -- Books•Highly structured information environment Way individual records are arranged Subject headings Catalog software optimized for above Deal with material in many formats•Implies heavy human involvement•Emphasis on precision•Preparation relatively labor-intensive•Implies a learning curve to use successfully
  12. 12. Find a Book -- POLAR
  13. 13. Books - ShortcutsHold on, I’vegot an idea!
  14. 14. Books - Shortcuts  More to come in a minute
  15. 15. Find a Book -- POLAR
  16. 16. Find a Book -- POLAR •Looks in several locations (usually subject, article title, abstracts or contents) •Does not require an exact match •Generates comparatively large number of hits (not precise) •Good if you are not familiar with terminology
  17. 17. Find a Book -- POLAR
  18. 18. Find a Book -- POLAR If a book is available, go get it. Otherwise request via your other two options; OhioLINK or SearchOhio.
  19. 19. Find a Book -- OhioLINK Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries Ca. 10 million items Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests. Available from Heterick home page Most requests arrive in 2-3 working days No charge Limited to 100 items at a time MAY RENEW UP TO 4 TIMES
  20. 20. Find a Book -- OhioLINK Materials owned by all Ohio colleges, universities, several public libraries Ca. 10 million items Link from POLAR permits you to submit requests. Available from Heterick home page Most requests arrive in 3-5 working days No charge Limited to 100 items at a time May keep up to 84 days
  21. 21. SearchOhio Access to several Ohio public libraries Access via OhioLINK An option when item wanted is not available at ONU or through OhioLINK
  22. 22. Find a Book -- POLAR A small but growing part of the collection are Ebooks Click to link to content
  23. 23. What about Google? Does the information located satisfy the research need? Is the information factual and unbiased? See handout “Critically Analyzing InformationSTEP Sources” the Writing Seminar Research Guide 3
  24. 24. What about Google?Google and Wikipedia aren’t intrinsically evil, just use them for the correct purpose in your research.
  25. 25. Google Scholar Google ScholarNote: Ifworking ONU buysoff Full-text database Google askscampus to link toplease see contentthe OhioLINK Permits“google Google to Run Googlescholar” link to full-text Scholartab at the SearchResearchGuide for ONU user sees licensed full-textWriting articlesSeminar
  26. 26. CRAAP test  Timeliness of the information.Currency  Depth and importance of the information.Relevance/Coverage  Source of the information.Authority  Reliability of the informationAccuracy  Possible bias present in the information.Purpose/Objectivity
  27. 27. Databases Often tools for locating journal and newspaper articles Most are subject-specific – some multi-disciplinary Many give access to full text of articlesSTEP Heterick has 250+ 4
  28. 28. Academic Search CompleteLexis-NexisJSTOR : the Scholarly Journal ArchiveSearch by Subject/Discipline for subject specific databases
  29. 29. How to manage all you find
  30. 30. How to use JSTOR JSTOR was founded in 1995 to build trusted digital archives for scholarship. Today, we enable the scholarly community to preserve their work and the materials they rely upon, and to build a common research platform that promotes the discovery and use of these resources. Began adding current issues for some 170+ titles but mostly consists of back issues HML subscribes to the full-text component BUT also shows links to articles outside the library. You must pay attention to what you find. There is no “FIND IT” button Easiest way to work with JSTORis to get a free account and go from there.
  31. 31. Head right to “Advanced Search”
  32. 32. Advanced Searching You will want to uncheck the “only content I can access box and leave the other checked.
  33. 33. JSTOR results list Still happy because you can get articles just need to “click through”
  34. 34. Managing results list in JSTOR
  35. 35. Exporting to RefWorks
  36. 36. Log in to your account
  37. 37. What if…
  38. 38. Article not available from othersource?
  39. 39. How to do ILL
  40. 40. ILL -- Fill in the blanks Article will appear in ONU email as a pdf attachment
  41. 41. How to find print journalsClick on the linkto the catalogfor full details
  42. 42. Locating print journals Click on Latest Received to see the current locations for periodicals
  43. 43. Locating print journalsReserve means the periodical/journal is held at the front desk.Current means the issue is new and is available on the open shelves beside the computer lab.All others are upstairs and arranged alphabetically by title.Bound means it’s out of the buildingArrived means it’s on the open shelvesExpected means it’s not here yet
  44. 44. HELPReferenceLibrarians onduty Traci Welch Moritz, MLS8a-4:30p Mon-Fri Public Services Librarian6p-9p Mon-Thur Assistant Professor Heterick Memorial10a-3:30p LibrarySundays t-moritz@onu.edu 419-772-2473 419-772-2185

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